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Wolverhampton riots: Salon owner stayed to defend shop

Louise Smith, proprietor of Louise's Hair Salon in Wolverhampton city centre, has been described as a hero in local newspapers after standing up to the rioters.

She managed to fend off around 300 youths to protect her business.

She talked to BBC News about her experience, and explained why she stayed when so many fled for their personal safety.

  • 10 Aug 2011
  • From the section England
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